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Youth show off their tennis skills at tourney

Local event brings out 35 participants

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Mikey Gearhart and Cameron Compton compete in the championship match of the 10 and under division at the Jimbo’s Tennis Tournament in Crescent City on Saturday. Submitted photo
The first year of a local tennis event geared towards the youth of the area took place in Crescent City this past Saturday.

Jimbo’s Junior Tennis Tournament, which was sponsored by the family and friends of the late Dr. Jim Piotrowski, took place all day at the Del Norte High School tennis courts. 

The Del Norte Tennis Association conducted the tournament for kids ranging from 7 to 18 years old. 

A group of 35 kids and teens took part, said event organizer Jane Rumiano, adding that the event is a great way to encourage tennis in the area and provide a showcase for these young tennis players.

“It gives them an opportunity to show their improvement to family and friends,” Rumiano said.”

Piotrowski, who passed away recently, was a former president of the Del Norte Tennis Association.


Del Norte falls in title game

Team is first from Del Norte to make section softball title game

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Brooke King of the Del Norte Little League Junior softball All-Stars throws a pitch during a game at the section tournament in Chico. The team consists of girls 13 and 14 years old. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Hurley
The Del Norte Little League Junior softball All-Stars battled their way to the championship game of sections in Chico.
The squad fell to Paradise 10-0 Tuesday night in the title match.

Del Norte head coach Rick White said that to his knowledge this was the furthest any Del Norte Little League softball team had gone in section play, and they are the first to make it to a section title game.

White said the girls came out a little bit flat in the title game and fell behind early.

While Del Norte lost on Tuesday, White said he could not be more pleased with what the girls accomplished to make it this far.
“We’re proud as can be,” he said. “I would take these girls to battle with me anytime.”

If the squad won on Tuesday they would have played one more game on Wednesday to determine who would earn the championship.
 

Crescent City Triathlon to be held on Aug. 23

The 25th Annual Crescent City Triathlon will take place next month. The event is set for Aug. 23.

There will be an adult sprint triathlon (500 yard swim, 12 mile bike, 3.1 mile run) and a duathlon 

(1 mile run, 12 mile bike, 3.1 mile run). Both races start at 8:30 a.m.  

Participants will compete in age divisions ranging from 13 and under to 60 and    

up; triathlon teams are encouraged for combined age groups of under 100, 100-135, and over 135 years.

The 6th Annual Kids Triathlon will start at 11 a.m., with age divisions of 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and distances appropriate to each age group.

Pick up entry forms at the Fred Endert Pool, Back Country Bicycles, online at www.racecenter.com , or on the day of the event.

 Registration costs increase after Aug. 9.

Call Country Bikes at 465-3995 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.  



Local driver Ford takes 8th at Montana race


Local race car driver Howard Ford took 8th overall at the Coors Light Montana 200 on Saturday night.

Considered a top-tier race, the event was held at Montana Raceway Park in Kalispell. Ford was 8th out of 24 drivers.

Gary Lewis of Washington state took first for his third consecutive Montana 200 victory.


Local softball all-stars ready to make mark at Chico sections

Face Sacramento in first game on Saturday, July 18

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Camryn Ridgley, 13, of the Del Norte Little League Softball All-Star team throws a pitch at practice on Tuesday. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
The Del Norte Little League Junior softball All-Stars are ready to make some noise in section play.

The team, consisting of girls 13 and 14 years old will play at the section event in Chico starting on Saturday in double elimination play.

Head coach Rick White said the team is strong in all aspects of the game, especially with defense and pitching, and they are good hitters as well.

“It’s a true all-star team,” he said. “It’s been a blast coaching them. They’re just a fun group.”

The girls bring the right attitude to the team by having an enjoyable time with their friends, laughing and joking around, but being serious and focused when they take the field to play a game, their coach said.

Go here to see more photos from the practice.



Rally for the Cure Golf tournament a big hit

Some of the participants from the Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament on Saturday pose for a photo. Photo courtesy of Rick Hamilton
The Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament, presented by the Del Norte Women’s Golf Club and sponsored by Elk Valley Rancheria, Lucky 7 Casino, Rumiano Cheese Company, and Sutter Coast Hospital, took place on Saturday at the Del Norte Golf Course.

The tournament featured 71 women who golfed at the event, many decked out in pink clothing and wigs.

 All of the money raised at the tournament will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research and education.

 The 4-woman scramble  was preceded by a lunch, golf clinics presented by Kirk Burrows and Chris Rice, golf coaches at Del Norte High School, and local golf instructor Gary Parkhurst, and golf games to help reinforce the lessons learned in the clinics. 

Winners of the 18-hole event were the team of Becky Crowell, Vickie Casovia, Mary Foote, and Susan Root, while Dixie Rosprim, Mickey Fields, and Beth Schafer won the 9-hole contest. 

The grand prize winner for “closest to the hole” on hole  number 3 was Martha Hintz. 


DN Grizzlies lose in district tourney title game to Falcons

Team finishes season 20-8

The Del Norte Grizzlies season ended on Saturday with a 17-5 loss to the Eureka Falcons at the American Legion District One Tournament Championship.

To get to the title match, the Grizzlies defeated the Southern Humboldt 76ers 12-7 earlier in the day.

After winning 12 games the year before, Del Norte made a marked improvement this year, finishing 20-8.

While disappointed with the loss, Grizzlies head coach Eric Enos said he was proud of the progress his team made this year.
“They had an excellent season,” Enos said. “Even when they were down they never quit on Saturday.”

If Del Norte had won they would have forced a final game for the title on Sunday.


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